On Friday Donald Trump finally made official what most people already knew. Mike Pence will be his vice presidential running mate.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made the unconventional announcement via Twitter around 11 a.m., the originally scheduled time for his news conference that he postponed due to the Nice attack.
I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
The social media response to the first-ever vice presidential pick made on Twitter was swift and mixed.
— MAGS-4-TRUMP2016 (@magnifier661) July 15, 2016
@magnifier661 ✨??✨??❤️? Praying for You Both ✨??✨ God Bless America AGAIN✨??✨
— Amber McClure (@scottyleeberry) July 15, 2016
— Students For Trump (@TrumpWisconsin) July 15, 2016
— Joe Rivera (@jor71) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Great choice!!!!!!
— Nick Parisi (@nicholasjparisi) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump TRUMP AND PENCE WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN AND GREAT AGAIN
— insulin dependent (@powerful_ceo) July 15, 2016
Others were not so optimistic.
@realDonaldTrump The one who said your Muslim ban was “offensive and unconstitutional?”
— Rigel Robinson (@RigelRobinson) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump No friend to LGBTQ. Divisive.
— Larry Sullivan (@larrysullivan) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump We don’t want Pence!
— Early May (@Early__May) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump @DRJAMESCABOT Devastating. All ur talk is now under a huge❓mark. It was wrong to involve ur children in the vetting.
— ✡️Eliana Benador✡️ (@ElianaBenador) July 15, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Terrible choice
— reborn △ (@iloveluluco) July 15, 2016
— Steven Day (@Steven76308) July 15, 2016
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